Hundreds turned out Thursday, November 7th for this year's Ted Robertson Awards Gala at the Yakima Convention Center. 

The award is named after a leading civic booster, philanthropist, and former Yakima Herald-Republic publisher who believed in honoring those who distinguish themselves through community service.

This year the Yakima Chamber bestowed the award on Yakima Valley Museum Director John Baule in recognition of his nearly three decades of work on behalf of a variety of civic groups and charities beyond his day job at the museum.